There is much discussion these days about rising college tuition costs. More and more, students need scholarships and loans in order to get a full college education.
However, there is rarely a question about why tuition is so high. For example, this article discusses the difficulty of getting student loans but does not question why tuition has raised 121% since 1980 while median household income has risen only 18%. It also doesn’t ask how many students who graduate with majors like multicultural studies get a job after they graduate, or whether coursework on topics like queer studies and spending on extracurricular diversity programs or race-based recruiting are a needed expense.